Museum galleries will remain open until the program begins and guests are invited to arrive early to view the exhibits. Refreshments will be provided by the Louisiana State Museum Friends beginning at 6 p.m.
• July 5—African-Americans in Louisiana from the Civil War to the Black Caucus
Dr. Charles Vincent, noted author of numerous publications, will discuss African-Americans’ participation in the Civil War in Louisiana, Reconstruction and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.
• July 12—The Holy Family Sisters and Holy Rosary Institute
Dr. Don Hernandez will present the history of the Holy Family Sisters and Rosary Institute and their contribution to educating children in and around Lafayette during the 20th century.
• July 19—Women among us: Fashioning lives and communities with unapologetic dignity
Dr. Eva S. Baham explores change of the century values via three African-American women—Valena C. Jones, Fannie C. Williams and Lucile Levy Hutton.
• July 26—Louisiana and the 19th century pursuit of equality
Dr. Peter Breaux's lecture will chronicle the genesis, development and achievements of the earliest quest for civil rights in the state.
The Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth St.
For more information, call 225.342.5428 or e-mail LSMBR.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.